Full-Time Clinical Research Position: Infant Biobehavior Researcher

Full-Time Clinical Research Position: Infant Biobehavior Researcher

Brown Medical School, BA/BS Required

*Great opportunity to work with newborn infants
*Be part of cutting-edge research
*Work alongside expert faculty and staff

The Maternal and Infant Studies Laboratory at Brown Medical School (Laura Stroud, Principal Investigator) is seeking a full-time research assistant. Research in our laboratory is focused on biobehavioral mechanisms linking maternal smoking and depression during pregnancy and infant behavioral development. We are seeking a research assistant to conduct behavioral examinations in newborns in the hospital and through home visits in the Providence area. The RA will also assist with coding of novel measures of behavior in the fetus. The research assistant would also be involved with dataset management, data entry, and data analysis. Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment and supervision of undergraduate research assistants. Opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, prepare papers for publication are available. Start date March-July, 2016.  Two year commitment is needed.


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology or related fields by May/June 2016 is required. Facility with Excel and Word and strong organizational and communication skills are required. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation is required.

Prior research experience, experience with infants, and experience with SPSS statistical software and REDCap data capture are preferred.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Carrie Best, M.P.H., cbest@lifespan.org,

with “Infant Biobehavior and Data Researcher Application” in the subject line.